The Preschool Press

October 15, 2021

A Note From the Director

I hope everyone enjoyed Fall Break and the beautiful weather!

Friday, October 22nd, is another auction donation drop off day. Children of families who provide a donation may have free dress on the 22nd!

We are now accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year. If you have a younger child at home or know someone interested in our preschool, please click HERE to complete an application. Current ECDC students do not need to apply for next year. Re-enrollment information for students returning to ECDC will go home in January.

Next Week at a Glance


MHSA Meeting 8am


Teacher Appreciation Lunch-Bee Class




Auction Drop Off Day-Athletic (Free) Dress

Dad Talks

Are you a good coach? Fathers and coaches building stronger families.

All dads of the parish and Marquette Catholic School are invited to join us for our first installment of Dad Talks! Join us on the rooftop of the Sacred Heart Evangelization Center (SHEC) for casual Catholic conversations that impact fathers, coaches and the critical role they play in the life of their children.

The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. Speakers include David Dean, Tulsa Diocese Superintendent of Schools, and a panel of coaches from area high schools. Free to attend. Registration required.

  • Happy Hour (6 p.m.)
  • Dinner & Talk (6:30 p.m.,)
  • Conclude (7:30 p.m.)


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Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is a beloved Marquette tradition, where parents decorate and open their trunks to the cutest trick-or treaters around! It’s a great way to see friends, get to know families, and trick or treat in a safe environment.

Trunk or Treat will be Sunday October 24th from 2-3:30 in the ECDC parking lot.

If you have questions please contact Sarah O’Donovan or Kelli Petersen

For trunk sign up and donations sign up here:!/showSignUp/30e0e4baeac2ea4fe3-marquette1

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Halloween at ECDC

On October 28th and 29th we will have a Halloween Festival at ECDC. Children may have free dress (no costumes please) on both days. We will play games, enjoy prizes and eat treats! Teachers will send more information. Show off your creative skills with a decorated pumpkin to display on the 27th-29th!
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Auction T-shirt!

Click HERE to order the new auction T-shirt. Order are due by October 26th.
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Supporting the Auction

We will continue accepting donations of wine for the Wine Pull through Monday, November 8th. PLEASE MAKE SURE EACH BOTTLE OF WINE IS AT LEAST $20 IN VALUE. You may drop off wine at arrival or dismissal at the ECDC. If you are able to contribute, then your child is allowed to wear “athletic (free) dress” the day you make your wine donation.

Of course other donations are always welcome too! If you have access to goods, services, gift cards, etc. you may drop them at the school entrance on the following days:

  • October 8
  • October 22
  • October 29

All items donated are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. If you are able to donate, your Marquette/ECDC student is allowed to wear “athletic (free) dress” on that donation drop-off day.

If you have questions about donations or have something large to donate to the auction, please contact Kayley Nammari ( | (713)540-4322) or Paula Dunkel ( | (918)706-0003. Additionally, to keep up with the latest information visit our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram.

As Marquette's largest fundraiser of the year, we hope you will consider taking part in a fun-filled night on campus under the stars in our BIG tent.


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Spirituality Series

Join Fr. Elkin for his Fall Spirituality Series. It will be a morning of prayer, study, and recollection as he discusses "The Holy Spirit, the Great Unknown." The morning begins with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. The program will follow from 9 a.m. to noon in Fletcher Hall.

Volunteering and VIRTUS

Each year, we rely on volunteers to help support classroom and school activities, field trips, fundraising activities, athletics and much more. Volunteers play a critical role at Marquette, and we appreciate your dedication, time and talent.

What you need to do:

  • First, VIRTUS Child & Youth Protection Requirements have three components: 1.) the background check submission 2.) adherence to policies, procedures, and ethical standards, and 3.) the child & youth protection education training. Each component needs to be renewed every five years.

  • Registration for First-time Users:
    • Visit
    • Select “First-Time Registrant” to create an online VIRTUS account.
    • Follow the onscreen step-by-step instructions for completing the process. We require all volunteers to start this process no later than two week before the date of volunteering.


  • Update Existing Account:
    • Registered volunteers are encouraged to login at the beginning of every school year to ensure that all personal information is correct. Upon login, your account will prompt you to complete any necessary requirements. Automated emails are sent through VIRTUS approximately one week before they expire. Please ensure that the registered email address is correct.
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2021-2022 Marquette School Theme

“Joy, with peace, is the sister of charity. Serve the Lord with laughter.”


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Marquette Saint of the Year-St. Joseph

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